Shifting storms to bring extreme waves, seaside damage to once placid areasLeave a Comment
- Sea level rise not only impact climate change will bring to the world’s coastlines
- It is the damaging power of wave energy — and the disruption of long-established storm patterns due to climate change — that present a new danger.
July 20, 2017 University of New South Wales
- The world’s most extensive study of a major stormfront striking the coast has revealed a previously unrecognised danger from climate change: as storm patterns fluctuate, waterfront areas once thought safe are likely to be hammered and damaged as never before...
- …This isn’t just about protecting beaches: billions of dollars’ worth of city infrastructure around the world is threatened by coastal erosion: buildings, roads, power and water utility corridors, sewerage lines — and this will only worsen as sea levels rise, causing storm tides to do more damage and reach deeper inland.”..
- Mitchell D. Harley, Ian L. Turner, Michael A. Kinsela, Jason H. Middleton, Peter J. Mumford, Kristen D. Splinter, Matthew S. Phillips, Joshua A. Simmons, David J. Hanslow, Andrew D. Short. Extreme coastal erosion enhanced by anomalous extratropical storm wave direction. Scientific Reports, 2017; 7 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-05792-1